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Author Haskell, Ellen Davina, author.

Title Mystical resistance : uncovering the Zohar's conversations with Christianity / Ellen D. Haskell.

Published New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  296.162 HASK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-230) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Zohar beyond theology: uncovering a work of resistance -- 1. Contesting the Kingdom of Heaven: Rachel as counterpart to Christ -- 2. Cleaving to the other side: conversion to Christianity -- 3. A Moses for the idolaters: Balaam as Christ -- 4. The ascension of Balaam: subverting Christian sacred stories -- 5. In the palace of images: responding to Christian art -- Conclusion: Coercion and creativity: mystical resistance.
Summary "Mystical Resistance reveals the Kabbalistic masterpiece Sefer ha-Zohar as a rich source for understanding Jewish resistance to Christian authority. Composed against a backdrop of rising religious intolerance, the Zohar's subversive mystical narratives critique the changing relationship between Western Europe's Christian majority and its Jewish minority"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Zohar.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
ISBN 9780190600433